FIRST 24-48 HOURS
-Your artist will recommend leaving protective film on for 24 to 48 hours, after which time you will remove bandage in the shower. No ointments or lotions are required unless you are feeling dry.
The first 3‐5 days of healing
‐During these first days is Normal to experience some bruising, tenderness,
localized swelling, light scabbing, and weeping of fluid including ink.
‐As your body heals itself, it will need to be kept clean to prevent damage to
your new art. Wash with mild soap with no added
fragrance, then rinse your soap off thoroughly as to prevent
irritation. After washing your tattoo, gently pat dry with a clean
‐To reduce the risk of infection, use a clean towel.
‐No Baths, Pools, or recreational water activities, gardening, or tattoo
contact with animals, for one to two weeks. (showers are fine)
‐If skin is dry, you may apply a thin and moisturizing layer of unscented lotion
or artist recommended aftercare. Please consult with your tattoo artist if
you have a certain product in mind.
‐Always wash your hands before applying product. To prevent cross contamination
always purchase new aftercare. Make sure to throw
leftovers away once they are no longer needed.
‐persistent redness and or yellowish coloring or discharge may be a sign of
infection. Contact your artist or seek medical attention if symptoms
‐limit heavy exercise for two weeks.
NEVER SHARE AFTERCARE WITH OTHERS
Disclaimer: These guidelines are based on a combination of vast professional
experience, common sense, and research. This is not to be considered a substitute
for medical advice from a doctor. If you suspect an infection seek medical attention.
These suggestions are simply suggestions from your friendly professionals at DV8
Tattoos and Body Piercing.
A COPY OF AFTERCARE can be found at DV8TATTOOS.COM